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* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial adaptations]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It is later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and seeks to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He soon disbands Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial [[Manga/PokemonAdventures adaptations]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It is later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and seeks to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He soon disbands Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial adaptations]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It was later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and sought to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He then disbanded Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial adaptations]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It was is later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and sought seeks to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He then disbanded soon disbands Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: In all fairness, his refusal to take on Team Rocket during the Silph Co. crisis is due to recognizing that they're kids are taking on a full-scale hostage operation by a dangerous criminal gang. While he doesn't help Red, he does go get the cops instead of battling his rival for kicks and then leaving him to do all the hard work of stopping Team Rocket[[note]]His case is helped by his encounter with Red being outside the building rather than deep within, being by accident, no battle taking place, only Silph Co. itself taken hostage rather than the entire city, and nobody outside the building is aware that something's going on.[[/note]].



** AdaptationalHeroism: To be fair, his refusal to take on Team Rocket during the Silph Co. crisis is due to recognizing that they're kids are taking on a full-scale hostage operation by a dangerous criminal gang. While he doesn't help Red, he does go get the cops[[note]]His case is helped by his encounter with Red being outside the building rather than deep within, being by accident, no battle taking place, only Silph Co. itself taken hostage rather than the entire city, and nobody outside the building is aware that something's going on.[[/note]].


* DishingOutDirt: His Gym specializes Rock-Type Pokémon.

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* DishingOutDirt: His Gym specializes in Rock-Type Pokémon.


** AdaptationalHeroism: To be fair, his refusal to take on Team Rocket during the Silph Co. crisis is due to recognizing that they're kids are taking on a full-scale hostage operation by a dangerous criminal gang. While he doesn't help Red, he does go get the cops[[note]]His case is helped by his encounter with Red being outside the building rather than deep within, being by accident, no battle taking place, only Silph Co. itself taken hostage rather than the entire city, and nobody outside the building is aware that something's going on.[[/note]].



** AdaptationalHeroism: His refusal to take on Team Rocket during the Silph Co. crisis is due to recognizing that they're kids are taking on a full-scale hostage operation by a dangerous criminal gang. While he doesn't help Red, he does go get the cops[[note]]His case is helped by his encounter with Red being outside the building rather than deep within, being by accident, no battle taking place, only Silph Co. itself taken hostage rather than the entire city, and nobody outside the building is aware that something's going on.[[/note]].

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Blue rightfully points out that he and Red are just kids that would be in over their heads big time taking on Team Rocket's takeover of Silph Co. He's proven somewhat right when Red proves no match against Giovanni, even if the latter does get successfully driven off.

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** AdaptationalHeroism: His refusal to take on Team Rocket during the Silph Co. crisis is due to recognizing that they're kids are taking on a full-scale hostage operation by a dangerous criminal gang. While he doesn't help Red, he does go get the cops[[note]]His case is helped by his encounter with Red being outside the building rather than deep within, being by accident, no battle taking place, only Silph Co. itself taken hostage rather than the entire city, and nobody outside the building is aware that something's going on.[[/note]].


* BigBad: He's the overarching Big Bad of the series, while [[spoiler: Mewtwo]] was more of a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.

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* BigBad: He's the overarching Big Bad of the series, while [[spoiler: Mewtwo]] was more of a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.DiabolusExNihilo.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Its purpose is largely just to show how good a trainer Red is.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: DiabolusExNihilo: Its purpose is largely just to show how good a trainer Red is.


* TookALevelInBadass: He begins as a noob in the first episode who makes common mistakes like throwing a Poké Ball at another trainer's Pokémon and finds himself on the receiving end of a CurbstompBattle. He gradually learns over the course of the series, training with his Pokémon and learning new tactics that eventually help conquer the Pokémon League and his rival. [[spoiler: Once his bond with Charizard got strong enough in a battle against Mewtwo, he managed to unleash Mega Charizard X, a Pokémon capable of whopping Mewtwo's ass.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: He begins as a noob in the first episode who makes common mistakes like throwing a Poké Ball at another trainer's Pokémon and finds himself on the receiving end of a CurbstompBattle. He gradually learns over the course of the series, training with his Pokémon and learning new tactics that eventually help conquer the Pokémon League and his rival. [[spoiler: Once his bond with Charizard got strong enough in a battle against Mewtwo, he managed to unleash Mega Charizard X, a Pokémon capable of whopping whooping Mewtwo's ass.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial adaptations]], [[{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It was later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and sought to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He then disbanded Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Giovanni is portrayed more sympathetically compare to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} various other]] [[Manga/PokemonSpecial adaptations]], [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} including the games.]] While a villain nonetheless, here he is mostly motivated by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive business and greed]] rather than personal power and [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. This is best demonstrated in his reaction after [[spoiler: losing to Red. In the games, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket because [[MyGreatestFailure he feels unworthy to be its leader after losing to a young kid three times]] and swears to become a better trainer. It was later revealed in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that he had never truly abandoned his old ambitions and sought to revive Team Rocket after his training. In ''Origins'', Giovanni remembers the fun of Pokémon battles from his childhood, and realizes that treating Pokémon as tools for business was wrong all along. He then disbanded Team Rocket to [[TheAtoner atone for his mistakes]], and to create a new path for himself and his Pokémon.]]


* AdaptationalVillainy: Blue's characterization is [[{{Jerkass}} extra dickish]] compared to his in-game portrayal. Most of his dialogue is him insulting Red, Red's Pokémon, Team Rocket and so on, while being a DirtyCoward.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: Blue's characterization is [[{{Jerkass}} extra dickish]] compared to his in-game portrayal. Most of his dialogue is him insulting Red, Red's Pokémon, Team Rocket and so on, while being a DirtyCoward.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's an arrogant, condescending asshole, sure - but it's clear that he does view Red as a good friend on some level.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's an arrogant, condescending asshole, sure - -- but it's clear that he does view Red as a good friend on some level.



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* MythologyGag: Among other things, his team when going up against the Elite Four (Charizard, Persian, Dodrio, Scyther, Lapras and Jolteon) was the same as that of series creator Satoshi Tajiri when he cleared the game for the first time.


* DeadpanSnarker: Blue mocks Red's choices and actions through the series, calling him predictable or childish. The most notable example is when he choose his starter. When Professor Oak asks him if he would choose a Starter based on his name, Blue simply scoffs it as being a silly reason and simply chose his starter, [[NoExceptYes Squirtle, because a Water-type has the advantage over the Fire-type Charmander]] [[labelnote:Explanation]][[DubInducedPlotHole This makes more sense in the Japanese version, where Blue is called Green and thus he enforces his reasoning by not choosing the Grass-type Bulbasaur.]][[/labelnote]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Blue mocks Red's choices and actions through the series, calling him predictable or childish. The most notable example is when he choose his starter. When Professor Oak asks him if he would choose a Starter based on his name, Blue simply scoffs it as being a silly reason and simply chose his starter, [[NoExceptYes [[ByNoIMeanYes Squirtle, because a Water-type has the advantage over the Fire-type Charmander]] [[labelnote:Explanation]][[DubInducedPlotHole This makes more sense in the Japanese version, where Blue is called Green and thus he enforces his reasoning by not choosing the Grass-type Bulbasaur.]][[/labelnote]]


* DeadpanSnarker: Blue mocks Red's choices and actions through the series, calling him predictable or childish. The most notable example is when he choose his starter. When Professor Oak asks him if he would choose a Starter based on his name, Blue simply scoffs it as being a silly reason and simply choose his starter, [[NoExceptYes Squirtle, because a Water-type has the advantage over the Fire-type Charmander]] [[labelnote:Explanation]][[DubInducedPlotHole This makes more sense in the Japanese version, where Blue is called Green and thus he enforces his reasoning by not choosing the Grass-type Bulbasaur.]][[/labelnote]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Blue mocks Red's choices and actions through the series, calling him predictable or childish. The most notable example is when he choose his starter. When Professor Oak asks him if he would choose a Starter based on his name, Blue simply scoffs it as being a silly reason and simply choose chose his starter, [[NoExceptYes Squirtle, because a Water-type has the advantage over the Fire-type Charmander]] [[labelnote:Explanation]][[DubInducedPlotHole This makes more sense in the Japanese version, where Blue is called Green and thus he enforces his reasoning by not choosing the Grass-type Bulbasaur.]][[/labelnote]]

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Brains to Blue's Brawn. He's more focused on filling the Pokedex whereas Blue just wants to battle his way to the top.


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* BrainsAndBrawn: The Brawn to Red's Brains--he's less interested in filling the Pokedex and more interested in battling his way to the top.


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!!Mewtwo

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* AmbiguousGender: Though if it's anything like it's game counterpart, it most likely [[NoBiologicalSex doesn't have one to begin with]].
* AnimalisticAbomination: Acts more like an uncontrollable monster than the sophisticated and misunderstood creature it is in the main series, and is already a manmade unnatural creature that went horribly awry.
* AxCrazy: It attacks Red and Charizard pretty much the moment they show up to challenge it.
* BerserkButton: It wasn't friendly to begin with, but the first time Red throws an Ultra Ball at it? It's ''enraged''.
* FinalBoss
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Its purpose is largely just to show how good a trainer Red is.
* PerpetualFrowner: It's always angry.
* TheWorfEffect: It took down ''Articuno!''

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